IUI was a bust :(

I'm sorry to say I won't be joining the recent spike in bfp's on the board. This cycle was unsuccessful for us.
I started getting pre-AF twnges on Thurs/Fri and I was holdng out hope that I could be pregnant but AF showed up on Saturday morning and I think I "knew":(
And to add salt to the wound my little brother came up with his FI on Sat to introduce us to his 5 week old son(#2) and DH's little brother and wife had baby #2 on Friday night.
We are so happy for them and I did nothing but snuggle and kiss on my little nephew all day Saturday but man, it was really tough. Out of nowhere my eyes would get teary and  I would have to go "use the bathroom" just to compose myself. 
We decided to schedule our next RE appt for after I ovulate this month (around June 12th) because I need a break. Just one month without thinking about it or getting poked or prodded or charting or meds. We will try to time it but won't do much else.
I know the RE wants to explore IVF since it looks like it is a sperm count issue but we are not sure we are there yet. I thought I would be but I'm just not. I think 1 or 2 more IUI cycles and then we'll buckle down and explore ivf.
Thanks for all of your excitement for me when I went in for the IUI. If nothing else, on this attempt, it was really heartwarming and sweet to feel your suppport.
You guys rock! You really, truly do. :)
Tomorrow is another day...

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 4:03 am
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I'm sorry sweetie!!  Is there anything you can do to help with sperm count?  I think a month break will do you good, and then you can go back to IUI... I'll keep you in my prayers.  Were you doing IUI back to back days or just once? *big hugs*

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 4:31 am
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i'm so sorry....i don't know anybody that IUI has worked for, myself included....but i know 3 people who've recently done IVF and are pregnant now...just something to think about, but i completely understand about not being ready....


it does seem like everybody on these boards is pregnant now...and on TV shows, and in "real life" Hollywood....and i have to say, for me, it does sting a little....


i don't want to say the thing that i hate (the old "it will happen") but just know i'm thinking of you and i've been there :*(

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 4:44 am
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I"m so sorry! I also don't know anybody IUI worked for =(

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 4:45 am
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I know 4 people (from these boards) that IUI worked for- 2 are pregnant with twins, the other 2 singletons!! :) 

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 4:59 am
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Thanks ladies. Yeah, I don't personally know anyone that IUI has worked for but I know qute a few girls on PW have had success and I read stories online all the time so I was hoping I would be lucky and be one of those, too...
I think the cost coupled with the physical committment is what is keeping me from jumping on the ivf train. It is a lot of money to spend and I would have to take an extended leave of absence from work. I fly out for work pretty much every week and with the frequent and unpredictable dr visits required for ivf I don't see how I could do it while still working. I can work from home but the scheduling would be so difficult. The fact that I happened to be home for the week of the IUI was a minor miracle.


sigh...I will spend this cycle weighng my options and doing more research if I can brng myself to submerge myself in the info.
Thanks, Allie, it does give me some hope to see Bean and Misk's stores. :) I don't really know what can be done. There is a lot online that talks about diet and smoking, alcohol, exercise etc. but DH takes hs vitamins, doesn't smoke, is a social drinker, etc. His stress level is high from work and the house of horrors we are dealing with so we are makng an effort to try to destress. That is the only major thing I can think of that can be havng an effect on him.
Jackie, YES! it feels like everywhere I look there are baby bumps. It's insane! Grrrrrr...
Jess, when do we hear about your results? I've been thnking about you!

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 5:44 am
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I don't know what happened but for some reason my post didn't show up on here earlier...:(


I just wanted to express that I was so sorry things didn't work out with IUI. :(


I am here if you ever need anyone to talk to - I know this road isn't easy but I appreciate you sharing your experience with you.


 


 

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 7:30 am
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I am sorry IUI didn't work for you this month :( If you are not ready for IVF definately stay with what you are comfortable with for now. I know it is not easy but you will get your BFP! I hope very soon too!

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:41 am
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I am so sorry :( A friend of mine did two IUIs and the second one she got a BFP. Hopefully round two will be yours!

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 1:43 pm
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Do not give up hope on the IUI's, I was doing it due to low motility on my husband, the first one was unsuccessful, April 2011, I was devastated as well, my cycle started as well before i even got a chance to test and I and wanted to give up, I did another round immediately after and it worked, i even had some good follicles left from the previous treatment, they may have aided in the second try...dont give up.

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 9:09 am
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I'm so sorry this round didn't work.  Taking a month break might be good so that your DH's sperm might replenish... my DH had motility problems and I made him take a multi vitamin, extra zinc, L-carnitine and arginine (but that one might just be for motility).  The RE didn't say anything about taking the extra vit's but I thought it helped.  You might be able to find better, more appropriate vitamins/antioxidants for sperm count.  Hopefully next round (if you do decide to still go for IUI) will be successful!

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 7:58 am

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